“We hope that the Jordan government be sincere in its statements”
The Syrian army has put on its agenda the conclusive removal of foreign-backed armed terrorists since 10 days ago, said Syrian member of parliament Sharif Shehadeh, adding that it now fully controls the city of Dara’a.
Syrian army launches massive ops against terror
In an interview with Iranian 24-hour Arabic News Channel, Al-Alam, the Syrian MP stressed that “the situation in Daraa is under full control. Many terrorists had entered the city via Jordan borders, but the Syrian army has successfully managed to force them to withdraw and gain command in the region”. MP Shehadeh was responding to the question that armed terror groups had planned to launch an attack on capital Damascus through controlling Dara’a.
“The Jordanian regime endorsed armed groups from the beginning and allowed them to enter Syria through its borders; But later on, it realized that terrorist groups will cause trouble for it and the Jordanian community, so it retreated from its stance and declared to the Syria government that it would not permit transfer of armed terrorists to Syria. We also hope that the Jordan government be sincere in its statements”, the Syrian MP said about Jordan’s take on the Syrian crisis.
“The army has started massive operations in different parts of the country since 10 days ago, and will soon wrap it up successfully” he added, referring to the nation and the army’s support for the Syrian leadership.
Referring to supports being given to al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in Syria by some regional states, Shehadeh noted that “any attempt to create insecurity and weakening security in Syria will become a catastrophe to the whole region”.
He concluded that discord among Syrian opposition groups has its roots in the fact that they are serving the interests of various countries in the region.
“Some of these groups are linked to Qatar and some to Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the U.S, and other countries”.
The unrest in Syria began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government believes the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports confirming that a very large number of terrorists fighting in Syria are foreign nationals.